Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Age
66
Birthday
Sep. 27th, 1947
Born in
Dallas, Texas, USA
Height
5' 10 1/2"

Meat Loaf's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Celebrity Blackjack TV Show
Celebrity Blackjack
Lightning Force TV Show
Lightning Force
Rock & A Hard Place TV Show
Rock & A Hard Place
 

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Chasing Ghosts
2005 - Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2005 - The Pleasure Drivers
2004 - Extreme Dating
2002 - Wishcraft
2002 - The Salton Sea
1999 - Crazy in Alabama
1999 - Fight Club
1998 - The Mighty
1998 - Black Dog
1997 - Spice World
1992 - Wayne's World
1992 - Leap of Faith
1989 - Der siebente Kontinent
1986 - Out of Bounds
1985 - Der Formel Eins Film
1980 - Roadie
1979 - Scavenger Hunt
1979 - Americathon
1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1962 - State Fair

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Contestant
12
Himself - Musical Guest
2
Himself
2
Jake Feldman
1
Dr. Willard Wingite
1
Reverend Hadley Jorgensen
1
Charles McKay
1
Sugar Fly Simon
1
Col. Angus Devine
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell", the record was huge and has sold 35,000,000 copies worldwide. However, the tour promoting the album took a toll on Meat's voice and left him unable to sing on the follow-up record "Bad For Good". Meat Loaf stayed in the dark through the eighties doing 4 records which never got any airplay or chart position in the US. Meat Loaf appeared in films Out of Bounds (1986) as a Pilot, and The Squeeze (1987) with Michael Keaton. But after getting back together with Steinman, they delivered a powerful sequel "Bat Out Of Hell II" which went to #1 in the US and UK. Bat II has now sold an excess of 20,000,000 copies. His TV credits include the Soldier being held prisoner in Vietnam in "Lightning Force" (1991), a mad Doctor who invents a serum to keep zombies from deteriorating in "Monsters" (1988) and a slick Landlord of a restaurant who ends up on the menu in HBO series "Tales from the Crypt" (1989). Meat Loaf has also appeared in Crazy in Alabama (1999) and Fight Club (1999).


TRIVIA:
  • His dent in the 90s music scene with "Bat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell" went all the way to number one and with over 20,000,000 copies sold worldwide. It is considered one of the biggest musical comebacks in music history.
  • When he first started rehearsals for the stage version of The Rocky Horror Show neither he nor the rest of the cast were aware of the sexual content of the play. It was only relatively late into the rehearsal stage that they found out, when 'Tim Curry (I)' (qv) (whom they had never met, he had been brought over from the London production) turned up on stage in full Frank-N-Furter costume and make-up singing "Sweet Transvestite." It was then that they realized what the show was really about. Meat Loaf walked out of the rehearsals and refused to do the show, but was talked into doing one performance to see how it went. When he saw how much the audience loved the show he agreed to stay on for the entire run.
  • Performed at the Australian NRL grand final on 5 October, 2003.
  • According to the Encyclopedia of Rock Stars, Meat Loaf began a Slim Fast plan in 1990 and lost 84 pounds. This made him $1,000,000 richer
  • Owns a production company called Yellow Rose, Inc. with actor 'Brett Cullen' (qv).
  • His first obscure single with local Michigan band Popcorn Blizzard, "Hello/Once Upon A Time" sold 5,000 copies!
  • Fell off the stage and broke his leg during a concert at Toronto in 1978 - he finished the tour in a wheelchair.
  • 17 November 2003 - Collapsed while performing on a London stage. Doctors said it was Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a syndrome of pre-excitation of the ventricles of the heart due to an accessory pathway known as the Bundle of Kent. This accessory pathway is an abnormal electrical communication from the atria to the ventricles.


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